FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 25 April 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Wigan Athletic v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 9 and win only 2 of the 17 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in August 2006, the Latics carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 22 SepReading2 - 1Wigan Ath.PREM
2006/2007Tue 30 JanReading3 - 2Wigan Ath.PREM
2006/2007Sat 26 AugWigan Ath.1 - 0ReadingPREM
2004/2005Sun 08 MayWigan Ath.3 - 1ReadingCHMP
2004/2005Sat 27 NovReading1 - 1Wigan Ath.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 06 DecWigan Ath.0 - 2ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 08 NovReading1 - 0Wigan Ath.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These games have seen the Latics score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 1.

In complete contrast to Wigan Ath., Reading are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Royals have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Wigan Ath. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 36 points from their 35 games played so far, Reading are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 32 points from 35 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.6222678

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Latics, as the Royals have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Wigan Ath. Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Reading Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.